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The Haunting in Connecticut 2009

After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history...

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Great movie.
A pretty good late night movie...5.8/10...
not scary as expected but still ok to kill the time. i enjoy watching this.. 5.5/10
I was drawn in by the story, about a dying teen whose family moves into a hoome near the hospital where he is being treated; the family soon discovers their new home is a former mortuary where seances were also conducted, and the house is haunted by these past events.
It's not as scary as it looked in the previews, which I think dissappointed some folks, but I'm glad I took the time to watch it. Elias Koteas is a favorite character actor of mine, happy to see him as the reverend in this one. 8/10
Eh, ok. Creepy not real scary. I said the same about The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia. Both equally good.
I like this movie, it's really good, and scary.
Saw "Haunting in Connecticut" in a preview showing
(before it hit theatres).
I'd say it is worth seeing.
I like good endings and this one has one.
This one is for people who do not like gore,
but enjoy scary flicks.
It has a believable plot,
and is easy to follow.
They even brought up an old poem
recited by my grandfather.
That made it even more personable!

I went to a screener of this film expecting something akin to THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE. All I got was vomit floating from a kid's mouth and it was excrusiatingly awfull. I'm angry that I'll never get my 2 hours back. I am however greatfull that I didn't have to pay to see this film becuase if I did, I'd ask for my money back.
I saw this movie at a theater in Hollywood tonight and it ROCKED! It's just plain GREAT horror! Reminded me of The Others and The Orphanage -- but better than both. And I LOVED those movies. I'm not an "all caps" type of person, but this movie really delivered for me.
Whenever the words "based on a true story" appear before the opening credits of a film, the producers of the film make an explicit pact with the audience. More often than not, however, the phrase's vague wording gives the producers an out to dissemble, to prevaricate, to lie all the while claiming their advancing the cause of some "truth," even if, ultimately, the best they can argue for is emotional truth. The Haunting in Connecticut arrives in multiplexes this weekend promising to scare moviegoers with a mix of "based on a true story" verisimilitude and supernatural terrors. For the paranormally inclined, The Haunting in Connecticut will probably reaffirm self-evident truths. For the more dubiously inclined (hopefully most moviegoers), The Haunting in Connecticut provides a few well-orchestrated, if predictable chills, two or three watchable performances, and not much else.

Sara Campbell (Virginia Madsen) and her husband, Peter (Martin Donovan), are facing a parent's worse nightmare: their teenage son, Matt (Kyle Gallner), has been stricken with cancer. With Matt losing his battle with cancer, Sara and Peter agree to let Matt participate in an experimental trial. Compounded by the side effects of the treatment, Matt's physical frailty makes it impossible for him to travel lengthy distances. Sara and Peter decide to temporarily relocate their family closer to Matt's hospital. With the family's finances strained, Sara settles on an affordable two-story house. Cheap rent comes with a price, of course: the house was once a funeral home. Religious but not superstitious, Sara shrugs off any concerns, but also neglects to inform Peter of the house's disturbing history.

Sara's two other children, Mary (Sophi Knight) and Billy (Ty Wood), and her sister, Wendy (Amanda Crew), join her at the new house. Due to the lengthy commute, Peter can only visit his family on weekends, leaving Sara as the de facto head of the family. While Mary and Peter pick rooms on the top floor of the house, Matt decides to convert the basement into his bedroom, ostensibly so his family won't hear him getting sick. Matt, of course, soon discovers the house's secret behind a locked door in the basement, the mortician's workspace, complete with metal slab and embalming equipment. Almost immediately, Matt begins to suffer from vivid hallucinations of the mortician, Ramsey Aickman (John Bluethner), his assistant, Jonah (Erik J. Berg), a s
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